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Studebaker Driver Club Pacific Can Am Zone Meet, July 5-7, 2019
Click on the picture at left to see a larger version of the winner's circle.
By Dave Muck
SDC-NW Christmas Party, December 3, 2018
The 2018 annual Studebaker Christmas party was held at Libbie’s Restaurant in Milwaukie for a second year. Twenty-one members attended and a few of those drove their Studebakers. New member Tom Grimshaw(?) brought his 1950 Land Cruiser which is in beautiful condition and has only 13,000 original miles. We enjoyed visiting, eating, and our traditional gift exchange.
Phil's Fall Foliage Tour, October 20, 2018
Studebaker Drivers Club members and guests met at Fred Meyers, Cornelius Pass Rd. @ Hwy 26, at 11:00AM and departed at noon sharp for a tour of Coast Range backroads. SDC-NW member Phil Gaffney hosted the event, which ended with a potluck at the Gaffney home in Hillsboro featuring sausage/kraut & chili, with guests bringing side dishes and desserts. Follow this link to see pictures of the event.
B – 17 TOUR
The tour to the B-17 museum and luncheon was Saturday September 22nd. We had good weather just a few sprinkles while we were at lunch other wise it was a very pleasant day. We started out at our meeting place at the Oregon City shopping center. We toured together to the Flight Deck restaurant on McNary Field in Salem to have lunch. We took up two floors at the restaurant for all of us. Good food and good service. After lunch we went to the B-17 hanger / museum for a guided tour of the museum and plane. It was very interesting to learn about how the B-17 played a very important part in helping us to win World War II. The guides were very informative telling us all about the operations of the plane during the war and how the ten man crew operated the aircraft. They also went into great detail of how they are restoring the plane. This is a huge undertaking and a ten to fifteen year commitment. After the one and half hour tour a few of us went to Bauman’s Farm to view the gift shop and have some ice cream. We had a total of thirty-four people and seventeen cars. Out of the seventeen cars we had thirteen classics and four brand X’s. This was a tour of three different car clubs, the Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club and two Studebaker chapters, the Willamette chapter and the North West chapter. It was a lot of fun having all the clubs together and talking about activities of the different clubs. I hope we can all do this again. Thanks to all who could make the tour. Follow this link to see the pictures.
50 Years of SDC-NW, July 16, 2018
SDC-NW celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Studebaker Drivers Club - NW Chapter with a cruise and potluck on July, 2018 at Silver Falls State Park. Click on the picture or follow this link to see the rest of Ed Salia's photos.
3th Annual Portland International Raceway
Unlike last year’s temperature of around 100 degrees, this year our PIR event was blessed with mid 80’s weather and our normal location under the trees adjacent to the food, drinks, and band. We had 15 Studebakers, 3 other makes and 27+ people at our location. As in previous years we had many returning members but also a few Studebaker owners that were not members.
Dave and Pat Wagner showed up with their 1963 Avanti. He saw that the Studebakers were the featured car club on the Beaches website so decided to come. Also Ron from Vancouver came with his black ’53 Commander which had been previously owned by Chuck Moore and most recently Phil Peters. Ron was a very good friend of the original owner who had restored the ’53 and he is a regular at beaches.
Those in attendance were as follows:
|SDC-NW Christmas dinner, December 3, 2017
The holiday season was kicked off on Sunday with 23 SDC members and guests. We gathered for our annual Christmas dinner and gift exchange, this time at Libbie’s Restaurant in Milwaukie. There were two Studebakers driven to the party: Ed drove his yellow ’55 President and Sue and Murl came in her red Lark. It was a good time to get together, catch up and have an enjoyable time. Following dinner, we had a gift exchange for men and women. Sue brought a gift for either which caused some confusion.
Those in attendance were as follows:
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|Phil's Pall Pholiage Phollies, October 21, 2017, was a wet one this year. The North West Studebaker Drivers Club annual tour had 13 cars & 18 people brave a very wet tour of western Washington County into the coast mountain range.They were rewarded with a fall color show of beautiful leaves as these pictures show. Willia Murphy and I hosted the tour. I could not have done it without all her help.Thanks to all the members for showing up we really appreciate them getting out in the rain and making the tour a success. Willia Murphy also took all the pictures, a very nice Job. Follow this link to see more pictures.
President's Tour/IDYSD, September 9, 2017
Ed Sallia took pictures. Follow this link to see the day's photos.
This year was the 45th annual Forest Grove Concours d Elegance and the Studebaker Drivers Club was invited to put on a display of our vehicles. This is not a judged class but rather a display only area of the various vehicles that Studebaker produced.
Sunday, July 16th was a great day with mid 70’s temperatures. Over 6,000 people attended the show which had a record 362 cars appearing. We had a nice location in a shaded area which was heavily visited by many of the attendees.
We had selected 11 stock vehicles from our area that represented the wide range of vehicles that Studebaker produced while in the automobile business.
Below are listed the cars and their owners that displayed their vehicles:
1) 1906 Wagon-Bob Wooldridge
A lot of effort was put into the logistics, preparation and time spent at the show by these members and they are to be complemented on doing a great job.
|CELEBRATION OF BRUCE KERSLAKE'S LIFE, May 12, 2017
A funeral wasn’t really in the cards for SDC-NW member Bruce Kerslake, who died February 25. Bruce was a member of multiple car clubs, who joined in a cruise to one of Bruce’s favorite spots, Nick’s Bar & Grill, in Amboy, WA, on May 12 for a celebration of his life. In addition to SDC-NW, Bruce belonged to Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club, WPC (Chrysler) Pacific Wonderland chapter, a local club for American Motors enthusiasts, and others. Sue Kerslake coordinated a slide show and display of photos from the years when the couple were hiking and skiing enthusiasts. About three dozen friends attended, and Studebakers appeared to outnumber the other rigs in the parking lot.
… See the pictures!
BOB’S RED MILL TOUR, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Here is a list of the people attending:
CRAB & CLUCK DINNER JANUARY 22, 2017
Phil Saunders Dave & Sheila Muck John & Lori Mueller
|Fall Foliage Tour, October 22, 2016
The NW chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club hosted a Fall Foliage Tour on Saturday October 22. Five Studebakers, four Plymouths, a Dodge, an Imperial and a Buick Roadmaster gathered at Cathedral Park (8676 N. Crawford Street) on the north end of the St. Johns Bridge at the foot of N. Baltimore Ave. at 9:30 AM, and departed at 10 for a scenic drive through reasonably pleasant weather and colorful fall leaves. Rodger and Jan Eddy led group west on St. Helens Road, uphill via Rocky Point Road to Skyline Blvd, down Logie Trail, at out to Hillsboro via Cornelius Pass Road. The tour ended at the Cruise In Country Diner (9785 SW River Road, Hillsboro) for lunch. We were joined by members of Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club. Photos are courtesy of Jim Wheat, Bruce Kerslake and Phil Peters. … See the pictures!
|President's Tour, September 24, 2016
The weather turned out to be cool and a little foggy but no rain. It gave us some very unique views of the West Hills with the sun shining through the fog. After some Krispy Kreme donuts, we started the tour in NW Portland, and proceeded out over the West Hills to Old Germantown road … Read More
|Canby Cruise-In, August 27, 2016
The Studebaker Club and friends met at Oregon City Shopping Center for the drive out to Canby for this event that has become a tradition with the club. … Read more
|On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Bruce Kerslake led a tour to Ape Cave, on the south flank of Mt. St. Helens. The Studebaker Drivers Club, the Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club, the Rose City Rambler AMC Club, and the Walter P. Chrysler Club were all invited. At 13,042 feet, Ape Cave is the third longest lava tube in North America. …Read More
||The Ambridge Event Center in downtown east side Portland was the location again this year for our yearly Christmas party on Sunday, December 6th. There were thirty five of us celebrating together in a large room that was decorated with a big Christmas tree and little Christmas trees on each table. … Read More
||SDC-NW held their Covered Bridge Tour on November 7, 2015. Ed Sallia led the way, planning enough food- and coffee-stops to keep everybody happy. … Read more
This year’s 2015 NW Overdrive was held in Bellingham, WA and sponsored by the Whatcom County Studebaker Drivers Club. Studebakers were driven from as far as Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and one even shipped his beautiful GT Hawk from Hawaii.
Members of the Studebaker Drivers Club, Antique Studebaker Club, and the Avanti Club attending with their beautiful cars and trucks made this a Big Studebaker Family Event! … Read More
|Studebaker Night at the Movies
The movie for the night was ET and the weather was perfect, so was the popcorn.
Follow the link to see Ed Sallia's photo gallery… Read More
Beaches at PIR: On Wednesday afternoon, 8/5/15, we had 22 Studebakers brave the rush hour traffic to get to PIR off I-5. They were rewarded with mild 70 degree weather, which felt wonderful after over 4 weeks of 90-100 degree days. We were again the featured car club for the evening, so we enjoyed the shade under the trees adjacent to the food, drinks and band. … Read More
Saturday April 25th was our train ride event.
Besides our Studebaker participants, the Plymouth Club joined us. Plus, there was a large group from HACO (Historic Automobile Club of Oregon). We didn't get a total head count but we probably had about 60 people in our group.
We boarded the train at Oaks Park for the 1:00 PM ride. We were a big group, and there were two birthday party groups on board, so the train was full. We did all get seated for the 15 minute trip to the Oregon Rail Heritage Center. … Read More
|February 21, 2015
A year ago we had to cancel our planned tour of PT 658 because of snow and ice. That weather was only a distant memory today as we enjoyed a rescheduled tour on a beautiful, sunny and even warm day. Eleven Studebakers and 24 people participated in the tour. We started at the Lloyd Center Cinema parking lot and did a short tour to Swan Island where PT 658 is located in a large boathouse in the shipyard repair dock. …Read More
|The Volcano Tour on October 11, 2014, captured the attention of two SDC-NW photographers.
Follow this link to Bruce Kerslake's gallery.
Follow this link to Ed Sallia's gallery.
Studebaker Day at the Races, July 26, 2014